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Adenoids Surgery...

What are the adenoids?
Adenoids are small glands in the throat, at the back of the nose. They are there to fight germs in younger children. We believe that after the age of about three years, the adenoids are no longer needed. Your body can still fight germs without your adenoids.

Why take them out?
We only take them out if they are doing more harm than good. Sometimes children have adenoids so big that they have a blocked nose, so that they have to breathe through their mouths. They snore at night. Some children even stop breathing for a few seconds while they are asleep. The adenoids can also cause ear problems by stopping the tube which joins your nose to your ear, from working properly. For children over three years of age, removing the adenoids at the same time as putting grommets in the ears seems to help stop the glue ear coming back. Removing the adenoids may also make colds that block the nose less of a problem for your child.
What are the alternatives to having the adenoids removed?
Your adenoids get smaller as you grow older, so you may find that nose and ear problems get better with time. Surgery will make these problems get better more quickly, but it has a small risk. You should discuss with your surgeon whether to wait and see, or have surgery now. For some children, using a steroid nasal spray will help reduce congestion in the nose and adenoids, and may be helpful to try before deciding on surgery. Antibiotics are not helpful and only produce temporary relief from infected nasal discharge. They have side effects and may promote ‘super-bugs’ that are resistant to antibiotics.
Before the operation
Arrange for a week off school. Let us know if your child has a sore throat or a cold in the week before their operation - it may be safer to put it off for a few weeks.
How is the operation done?
Your child will be asleep for the operation. We will take out the adenoids through his or her mouth, and then stop the bleeding before he or she is woken up.
How long will my child be in hospital?
In some hospitals, adenoid surgery is done as a day case, so that the child can go home on the same day as the operation. Some surgeons may prefer to keep children in hospital for one night. Most children need about a week off nursery or school. They should rest at home away from crowds and smoky places. Stay away from people with coughs and colds.
Possible complications
Adenoid surgery is very safe, but every operation has small risks. The most serious problem is bleeding, which may need a second operation to stop it. However, bleeding after adenoidectomy is very uncommon. It is very important to let us know well before the operation if anyone in the family has a bleeding problem. During the operation, there is a very small chance that we may chip or knock out a tooth, especially if it is loose, capped or crowned. Please let us know if your child has any teeth like this. Some children feel sick after the operation. This settles quickly. A small number of children find that their voice sounds different after the surgery. It may sound like they are talking through their nose a little. This usually settles by itself within a few weeks. The child’s nose may seem blocked up after the surgery, but it will clear by itself in a week or so.
Sore throat and ears
Your child’s throat may be a little sore after the operation. Prepare normal food. Eating food will help your child’s throat to heal. Chewing gum may also help the pain. Your child may have sore ears. This is normal. It happens because your throat and ears have the same nerves. It does not mean that your child has an ear infection. Give painkillers as needed for the first few days. Do not use more than it says on the label. Do not give your child aspirin - it could make your child bleed. (Aspirin is not safe to give to children under the age of 16 years at any time, unless prescribed by a doctor).
Bleeding can be serious
If you see any bleeding from your child’s throat or nose, you must see a doctor.
Dr. Lav Selarka
Consultant ENT Surgeon
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Email id : drlavselarka@gmail.com

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Dr. Lav B. Selarka is a Accredited Consultant Ear Nose & Throat Specialist and also Over 10 years clinical experience. Established independent ENT department at Zydus Hospital in Ahmedabad since 2015. Dr. Lav B. Selarka Skilled in general otolaryngology, adults and children and also Special interests in otology, rhinology, endoscopic skull base surgery, snoring and cochlear implant surgery.
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